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Sat Jul 12, 2014, 08:48 PM

Describe your pefect America

Don't just imagine America as it is with the things you dislike subtracted, or with some missing benefits tacked on: Really exercise some creativity and tell me about the America in your heart. It should be a country in the real world, inhabited by real human beings who have not magically been cured of the things that drive people wrong, but a country where the culture and institutions emphasis what is right, good, just, and beautiful. Show me your perfect America.

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Reply Describe your pefect America (Original post)
True Blue Door Jul 2014 OP
cali Jul 2014 #1
True Blue Door Jul 2014 #4
cali Jul 2014 #6
True Blue Door Jul 2014 #8
cali Jul 2014 #20
Louisiana1976 Jul 2014 #2
True Blue Door Jul 2014 #5
mr_hat Jul 2014 #3
True Blue Door Jul 2014 #7
mr_hat Jul 2014 #9
shraby Jul 2014 #10
True Blue Door Jul 2014 #13
Tetris_Iguana Jul 2014 #11
conservaphobe Jul 2014 #12
True Blue Door Jul 2014 #14
orpupilofnature57 Jul 2014 #18
valerief Jul 2014 #15
orpupilofnature57 Jul 2014 #17
orpupilofnature57 Jul 2014 #16
Brigid Jul 2014 #19
orpupilofnature57 Jul 2014 #22
PowerToThePeople Jul 2014 #21

Response to True Blue Door (Original post)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 08:50 PM

1. I don't have a vision of a perfect America. Perfect doesn't exist. Humans are humans

 

and why don't YOU start?

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Response to cali (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 08:56 PM

4. Then you shouldn't have replied, let alone with stupid passive-aggressiveness.

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Response to True Blue Door (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 09:00 PM

6. nothing passive aggressive about it. It was straightforward.

 

if you don't understand what a word or phrase means, look it up or don't use it. And you gave this as if it were a grade school assignment. I found that slightly irksome and my response reflected that. Not to mention that this is DU. It's a discussion board and individuals do NOT get to dictate the responses. I can reply as I see fit to any OP- as can everyone else.

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Response to cali (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 09:01 PM

8. Indeed, you can be passive-aggressive and unelpful if that is your desire.

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Response to True Blue Door (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 09:31 PM

20. In this contextt using a term you don't understand is actually... yep

 

you guessed it- passive aggressive.

Now what about your "perfect" America?

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Response to True Blue Door (Original post)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 08:53 PM

2. My perfect America would remember that it's a nation of immigrants and allow the

Central American refugee children to stay instead of deporting them.

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Response to Louisiana1976 (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 08:59 PM

5. Only the Central American ones, or in general?

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Response to True Blue Door (Original post)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 08:54 PM

3. It starts with a crystal-clear second ammendment.

We'd be like the Swiss, gun-wise.

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Response to mr_hat (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 09:00 PM

7. That's what you understand our most urgent problem to be?

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Response to True Blue Door (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 09:01 PM

9. No. Nor was that the question.

Just a thought, that's all.

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Response to True Blue Door (Original post)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 09:03 PM

10. I think John Lennon's "Imagine" says it all.

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Response to shraby (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 09:08 PM

13. A nice artistic viewpoint, but I was thinking in concrete terms.

I.e., a real society can't be defined by what it isn't.

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Response to True Blue Door (Original post)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 09:05 PM

11. Like Canada

But with the First Amendment.

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Response to True Blue Door (Original post)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 09:05 PM

12. An imperfect America is my perfect America. nt

 

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Response to conservaphobe (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 09:12 PM

14. That's great, but the point is to imagine a goal.

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Response to conservaphobe (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 09:22 PM

18. Perfect answer .

 

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Response to True Blue Door (Original post)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 09:15 PM

15. Good spellers. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 09:16 PM

17. Grammar too, huh ?

 

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Response to True Blue Door (Original post)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 09:15 PM

16. One that is governed by ' Check and Balance ' with

 

Agreed on laws, instead of,, A Greed is law . If greed and malice were defined and prosecuted, if the asymmetry required not to be imprisoned by the proven Greedy bunch, no matter their color, race or creed, we would be in Utopia . Thomas Jefferson warned of infiltration in to our government by way of coin, or an obsolete but plausible phrase " Monied Interests " .
The vacation policies of France, the pot laws of Colorado, and a solar funded, operated government Rail system so Americans and the world could travel, spend money and discover the part of America they don't live in, for FREE .

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Response to True Blue Door (Original post)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 09:23 PM

19. I would love to see an America . . .

1. That cares about its natural environment.
2. That has a universal health care system that is world-famous for its excellence .
3. That has a public education system that is world-famous for its excellence.
4. Where only those who give a damn about getting things done for the public good even think about running for office.
5. Where we control the corporations and not the other way around.
6. Where we all treat one another with respect.
7. Where reality TV, fox news, Maxwell the Pig, and conservative talk radio hosts are banned from the airwaves.

There, did I miss anything?

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Response to Brigid (Reply #19)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 09:46 PM

22. Nothing

 

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Response to True Blue Door (Original post)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 09:41 PM

21. Socialist economy with no guns. n/t

 

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